Kingsoft leverages close ties to Xiaomi

Entrepreneur Lei Jun rekindled Kingsoft's start-up culture and brought in smartphone powerhouse Xiaomi to further build up the software company's business.

Kingsoft leverages close ties to Xiaomi

Internet and software company Kingsoft isn't as well known as smartphone giant Xiaomi, but both Chinese companies count entrepreneur Lei Jun as their controlling shareholder and enjoy close relations as a result. 

Lei spent much of his early career at Kingsoft, where he started working as an engineer in 1992. He relinquished his role as the comapny's CEO in 2007 after taking the company public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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